Castle Mount meteorological station

NIWA has established a network of 11 high elevation meteorological stations aiming to gather information about the amount, extent, seasonal nature and long-term change to snow and ice in alpine regions of New Zealand. Each site was selected to represent a specific weather pattern in New Zealand. This information is essential to understand, predict, and manage the resource and hazards associated with each location. 

Castle Mount meteorological station is at 2000m elevation on an exposed site above the Milford Track. The site also measures wind limits and snow storage and records here begin from 2012. 


Hydrological Forecasting Scientist